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Old 10-08-2012, 04:20 PM   #38
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Default Re: Fighters that flourished in the face of adversity . . . . . . .

Originally Posted by knockout artist View Post
Hearns was a true warrior who always dug deep. Even early in his career against Randy Shields, a green Hearns came through a tough test. Against Leonard, he almost got stopped in the 7th round, yet he recovered and almost won. He even got up after getting dropped by Hagler, despite being completely out of it. Against Roldan, Dewitt, Leonard 2, Barkley 2, Delgado and the Virgil Hill, Tommy fought through adversity, injuries and won titles
Yeah he was even in trouble at one point v Dennis Andries. Tommy knew his punch resistance was poor but he loved nothing more to get in the trenches and go for broke with opponents. Even in the Leonard 2 fight, Hearns was badly shaken in the 5th and 12th but he still fought through it. If he had Haglers chin he could have been the greatest of all time.
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